quote: Outside of video gaming and content/application creation, there will be precious few reasons to go for more than today's level of i5 performance
quote: It's not a malicious bias, it's a deliberate design as AMD is marketing directly at the low-cost/mobile market. They began their APU push with netbook chips after all. Having cheap parts improves their performance per $ image.
quote: The only reason you see "premium" additions to intel-based systems is because the people who tend to pay more for overpriced prebuilt products are the ones who want things like LEDs everywhere and fans on their RAM with marginally tighter timings. OEMs are just trying to improve margins by baiting idiots.
quote: AMD platform costs are definitely cheaper upfront, but I'd say the cost savings only apply to their APU line/users with very low usage. The power draw of their bulldozer chips just ends up eating away at the savings over a few months of regular use
quote: I'm not talking about just prebuilt. The options for AMD systems are not even there. It's pretty obvious.
quote: What LEDs and marginably tighter timing RAM are you talking about? that's only for gaming desktops/laptops. I already said AMD have no high performance cpu/apu parts except their discrete CPU.
quote: First you say APU and then mention bulldozer desktop power consumption.
quote: Now tell me how that factors into the fact that they're dead last in the comparison made?
quote: Profit margins for AMD aren't 0%; they move a lot more money around than Nvidia does, even if they've done so poorly in the past without being profitable.
quote: Where in this article does it mention the recent wins that AMD has, such as pulling talent from Apple and Nvidia? 25% of Nvidia's profit during the life of the original Xbox came from it. Nvidia didn't just forget to try to get into the PS3 because of "opportunity costs", it made a profit there as well. Nvidia isn't in ANY game console for the first time in over 10 years. Nvidia is about to become stale if not in decline.
quote: Somehow the dead last company is worth $14 Billion while AMD is worth $3 Billion.
quote: Nvidia won't survive well on professional graphics cards only, especially if you look at how companies are moving that to the cloud.